Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

Unique Events Designed to Empower Our Mission

Each year Kara presents our annual spring fundraiser. From sit-down galas to afternoon receptions with live music, auctions, raffles, and celebrated authors, our events are both inspiring and fun and most importantly raise funds to deliver our grief support services.

2019 Spring Fundraiser

Life's Greatest Gift - Love And A Life Well Lived

Saturday April 27th, 4pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto

Featuring award-winning author and speaker Dr. Charles Garfield. He has lectured widely, addressing audiences that include a Clinton White House conference, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Head Coaches of Olympic sports, and the leadership of Oklahoma City following the bombing of that city’s federal building. After four decades of training health professionals and volunteers to sit at the bedsides of the dying, psychologist and Shanti founder Charles Garfield has created an essential guide, Life's Last Gift, for friends and families who want to offer comfort and ease their loved ones' final days. He'll talk about this and more as his warm and authentic presentation style will inspire us all!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made our 2019 Spring Fundraiser a huge success. We were honored to feature Dr. Garfield as he spoke on Life's Greatest Gift - Love and A Life Well Lived. His message was inspiring and meaningful in reminding us to care deeply for others, to listen intently and be fully present in our one-to-one relationships. Deep and honest personal connections allow us to build a web of connectivity in human relationships that can help sustain us in difficult times. Through the generosity of all who supported our event, over $135,000 was raised to empower Kara's healing services; ensuring care, compassion, connection, and community are available for the bereaved. It was truly a fundraiser to celebrate and remember! View our photo album of the event and watch our highlight video.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kara is eligible to accept bequests. Please consider including Kara in your will or trust. Our federal identification number is 94-2431483. Contact us at 650-321-5272.